CARL Fogarty and his Foggy Petronas Racing team continue the fast-track development of the FP1 when the World Superbike championship returns to Europe for round four at the historic circuit of Monza, in Italy this weekend.

Having demonstrated the potential of the bike during the first three rounds, riders Troy Corser and James Haydon face a new set of challenges at a circuit where straight-line speed is of the essence and where the cutting-edge aerodynamic technology used in the early development stages of the FP1 will play a key part.

With everyone chasing runaway leader Neil Hodgson, the Burnley rider still possessing a 100 per cent record going into the fourth round, Fogarty is eager that his men should start to make their move.

The Blackburn star, who was to officially open the team's brand new hospitality unit today, said: "Part of our on-going development of the FP1 was be to see how it performs in higher ambient temperatures here, especially when slip-streaming.

"The aerodynamic shape of the bike will help for sure, but I always found that bikes which did not normally handle well would work fine at Monza.

"So I don't know whether our chassis will give us a great advantage here.

"I don't really know what to expect this weekend. We are not ready to challenge for third place - the Ducati riders have the top two places sewn up.

"So I think a realistic goal for us at this stage would be to have both riders

finishing in the top ten in both races. Reliability was a bit of a problem in Japan so hopefully we have managed to make progress on that front."

Circuit information: Monza, Italy

Best lap: Troy Bayliss, 1:47.434 (2002). Superpole record: Neil Hodgson, 1:47.913 (2002). Race record: Troy Bayliss, 1:47.434 (2002)

Pole position: Left. Circuit length: 5.793km. Corners: 5 left, 8 right. Corner radius: 610m maximum, 12.5m minimum.

Maximum slope: 2.4 per cent upwards, 1.7 per cent down

Race times: 1100 and 1430 hours, GMT. Selected TV: British Eurosport (Superpole delayed, Saturday 21.30-22.30, both races live 10.00-15-

30).BBC (Race 1 delayed at 13.35, Race 2 live at 14.25)